The Physical Value of Sound  

Solo Exhibition in Clear Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

6th March-16th May 2009

The Physical Value of Sound consists of series of products which allow people to realize the physicality of music.

Recently, the media that surround us has changed from analog to digital -- for instance, photography, film and music. These days, most sounds are recorded only digitally. I feel uneasy about digitalisation of music because I wonder if they will survive to next generation. Digital based music media is just "data", in other words, "virtual". When objects lose physicality, they turn into virtual.

I strongly believe that record is still the latest, and the finest media in analogue recording technology. If you think of Edison's gramophone record, it is clear that records can survive and can be listened to after hundreds of years. Record is the only commonly available, playable media which is physical and in this project I used this diminished format as the raw materiel.
I hope the experience of this project will provoke people's interest to this physical music media.